Three killed in Catalonia wildfires

July 23, 2012 03:01 AM | CNA

All inhabitants in Alt Empordà, North-East Catalonia, are told to stay at home as forest fire rages out of control. A man and his daughter were killed in Portbou after jumping off a cliff to escape the flames. A third person died of a heart attack. Main roads and train lines in the area, including connections to southern France, have been cut off. Strong winds of up to 90 km/h have fanned the blaze, which started in the town of La Jonquera, near the border with France. There are already 13.000 hectares affected.